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Mini-Review: FHF Gear Ballistic Rangefinder Pouch

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Shortly after acquiring the SIG KILO2000 Laser Rangefinder, I started looking for a new carrying case for the unit. The bundled case is barely decent, but since I attached an aftermarket tripod adapter to the SIG KILO2000, the case became less than optimal.

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After I started using the Eberlestock G2 Gunslinger II pack, I also wanted a MOLLE compatible pouch for the laser rangefinder unit that I could attach to the PALS webbing inside the pack to keep the unit in a fixed location within the pack. At first I used a MALICE clip to hook the belt loop of the bundled SIG KILO2000 case to the PALS webbing in the Eberlestock pack, but I was concerned by the flimsy top flap in covering the front lens elements if items shifted in my pack.

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I did a lot of searching for MOLLE compatible pouches on the Internet and it was actually quite difficult to find something. All of the general purpose pouches I could find did not have the adequate dimensions for the SIG KILO2000. The unit itself with the Really Right Stuff tripod adapter is about 4″x3.5″x1″. Often I would find a pouch that was short on one of the dimensions, was just too big overall, or didn’t have the required padding or rigidity I wanted.

After some thought and usage of the factory case attached to my pack, I decided that a slightly larger pouch to accommodate the SIG KILO2000 while in the factory case would be ideal, such that I could pull the encased laser rangefinder unit out of the pouch for pocket carry, but still have the bare minimum protection for the unit.

I ended up coming across the Ballistic Rangefinder Pouch made by FHF Gear.

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Fish / Hunt / Fight Gear is a small company out of Montana that makes some niche nylon gear for fishing, hunting, and tactical use. Anyway, the FHF Gear Ballistic Rangefinder Pouch is actually 5.2″x4.5″x2″ which is a bit larger than the 4″x3.5″x1″ you need for the SIG KILO 2000. But the FHF Gear product is billed as being a padded and structured MOLLE compatible pouch, so I decided to risk it at the $69 USD price.

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The FHF Gear Ballistic Rangefinder Pouch comes with a bungee cord closure loop and an optional quick release buckle. I ended up putting on the quick release buckle.

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The pouch itself is definitely structured and rigid, as well as padding, which gives the rangefinder excellent protection.

The back of the pouch includes MOLLE attachments so there is no need to add MALICE or other PALS type clips. There is also PALS webbing on both sides of the pouch if you decide to attach another small MOLLE compatible item to the rangefinder pouch itself.

The FHF Gear pouch is actually designed for the larger units in mind (e.g. Terrapin, Bushnell Elite). Carrying the SIG KILO2000 with the factory SIG case inside the FHF Gear Ballistic Rangefinder pouch is actually a nice deep fit.

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The side to side play is very minimal, but there is top to bottom play because there is a good 1″ to 1.5″ gap. But this is going to be a blessing in disguise because it will allow me to carry spare CR2 batteries inside the FHF Gear pouch. I can put them in the bottom of the pouch and then the SIG KILO2000 on top.

As far as how I am employing the FHF Gear Ballistic Rangefinder Pouch, the built-in MOLLE compatible straps makes weaving and attachment very simple.

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There is a small looped reverse flap on the MOLLE strap which actually keeps the straps locked in place so the straps don’t back out and unweave themselves from the PALS webbing.

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All in all I am very happy with the FHF Gear Ballistic Rangefinder pouch. It integrates quite well with the Eberlestock G2 Gunslinger II.

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Note: There was one other option I was considering by SORD USA which runs for $40 and is less expensive than the FHF Gear pouch. But I was impressed with the presentation of FHF Gear website and decided to give the small US company a shot.

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